LAB SAFETY (Undergrads) Forest Biomaterials. North Carolina State University. “Lab” Rules:. Know the safety rules of the lab. Do not use equipment without training. Clean up! Ask permission to borrow anything. If you break something, let someone know.
North Carolina State University
Developed by Drs. Jameel, Lucia, and Saloni (September 2008)
Know what hazards are present in your work area and how to safeguard against them.
MSDS available at
Select and wear the proper personal protective equipment to protect against the hazards found in the safety plan and the MSDS.
DO NOT USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY FIRE SAFETY PERSONNEL.
Used in the event that significant amounts of caustic, toxic, or otherwise hazardous materials are spilled on yourself or others.
Generally located in the hallways outside of laboratories.
Including empty wrappers and cups!!! This is an OSHA violation!
0 – 1 REASONABLY SAFE
2 SOME HAZARD – USE CAUTION
3 – 4 HAZARDOUS, BE VERY CAUTIOUS
4 Below 73 F
3 Below 100 F
2 Below 200 F
1 Above 200 F
0 Will not burn
3 Extreme danger
1 Slight Hazard
4 May detonate
3 Shock and heat
2 Violent chemical reactions
1 Unstable if heated
Use NO Water W